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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Body Mass Index Grouping-Underweight, Recommended Range, Overweight and Obese*

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  Total
Respond.^
Underweight Recommended Range Overweight Obese
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 10,790 179 1.6 1.2- 2.1 3,686 33.3 31.8-34.7 3,944 36.0 34.5-37.5 2,981 29.1 27.7-30.6
-Western NC 1,845 39 1.7 1.1- 2.6 654 34.2 30.9-37.6 690 39.5 36.1-43.0 462 24.7 21.9-27.8
GENDER
Male 740 *** *** *** 210 29.9 24.9-35.3 327 44.6 39.3-49.9 194 24.1 20.0-28.7
Female 1,105 30 1.9 1.2- 3.0 444 38.5 34.3-43.0 363 34.3 30.0-39.0 268 25.3 21.5-29.5
RACE
White 1,704 36 1.8 1.1- 2.8 619 34.4 31.1-37.9 628 38.7 35.2-42.4 421 25.1 22.1-28.3
Other minorities 134 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 39 20.0 12.8-29.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,801 39 1.7 1.1- 2.7 641 34.7 31.3-38.2 675 39.7 36.2-43.2 446 23.9 21.2-27.0
AGE
18-34 147 *** *** *** 60 40.7 31.1-51.1 53 40.3 30.6-50.9 29 17.0 10.5-26.4
35-54 518 *** *** *** 164 30.3 25.1-36.1 186 37.6 32.2-43.5 158 30.5 25.4-36.1
55-64 448 *** *** *** 145 27.0 22.4-32.0 172 43.4 37.6-49.4 126 28.1 23.1-33.6
65-74 406 *** *** *** 138 30.5 25.6-35.9 162 43.1 37.2-49.2 98 25.4 20.6-30.9
75+ 315 11 2.6 1.4- 4.8 139 47.1 40.6-53.6 117 33.5 27.8-39.8 48 16.8 12.2-22.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 262 *** *** *** 97 33.1 25.5-41.7 83 35.2 27.2-44.0 73 29.1 22.0-37.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 551 12 1.6 0.6- 3.9 166 30.7 25.0-37.0 220 42.9 36.8-49.2 153 24.9 20.4-29.9
Some Post-H.S. 486 *** *** *** 171 35.0 28.6-42.0 177 38.7 32.0-45.9 129 25.2 19.6-31.8
College Graduate 544 *** *** *** 218 38.1 32.7-43.8 210 39.9 34.4-45.6 107 20.0 15.9-24.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 280 11 3.2 1.2- 8.0 106 41.1 31.9-51.1 83 30.6 22.6-39.9 80 25.1 18.8-32.6
$15,000- 24,999 359 *** *** *** 112 31.8 24.7-39.8 136 36.4 29.1-44.5 101 30.0 22.5-38.8
$25,000- 34,999 227 *** *** *** 71 30.4 23.0-38.9 88 38.0 29.8-47.0 65 30.2 22.4-39.3
$35,000- 49,999 224 *** *** *** 67 23.1 17.3-30.3 95 47.6 38.6-56.7 61 29.1 21.5-38.2
$50,000+ 451 *** *** *** 160 34.0 27.7-40.9 190 45.9 39.2-52.7 96 18.8 14.7-23.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 658 21 2.7 1.4- 4.9 166 23.8 19.4-28.9 233 38.1 32.4-44.1 238 35.4 30.4-40.8
No 1,110 15 1.2 0.6- 2.3 450 37.9 33.7-42.4 433 41.0 36.6-45.5 212 19.9 16.7-23.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 274 *** *** *** 84 30.1 22.9-38.6 123 46.6 38.5-54.9 64 22.7 17.1-29.5
Non-Veteran 1,571 36 1.8 1.1- 2.9 570 34.7 31.1-38.4 567 38.5 34.8-42.4 398 25.0 21.9-28.3

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*Body mass index is computed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared:(kg/ m2).
BMI is an intermediate variable used in defining overweight and obesity.
Underweight=BMI less than 18.5, Recommended Range=BMI 18.5 to 24.9, Overweight=BMI 25.0 to 29.9 and Obese=BMI 30 or greater.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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